Donald W. Rupert Appointed Vice Chair of the Litigation Committee of IPLAC
Partner Donald W. Rupert appointed as Vice Chair of the Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) for the May 2010–May 2011 term. IPLAC is an active group of patent attorneys discussing trends in intellectual property law. The Litigation Committee of IPLAC primarily plans seminars on issues relating to intellectual property litigation. Mr. Rupert has been active on the Litigation, Antitrust, and Amicus committees for IPLAC. In 2009, he co-authored IPLAC’s amicus brief that was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Bilski v. Doll.
With over 30 years’ experience, Mr. Rupert has handled over 100 intellectual property litigation matters in the chemical, consumer products, heavy equipment, pharmaceutical, and computer industries. He has been lead trial counsel in jury and bench trials, in the US and internationally, and lead appellate counsel in intellectual property appeals; he has also acted as lead intellectual property attorney in commercial transactions having a cumulative value of over $15 billion. His skills have been acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell® (AV rating), Best Lawyers in America, Leading Lawyers, and The Legal 500, which noted that clients describe him as a “person of ethics and integrity, with strong expertise.”